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How Well Do You Know The International Rules Series?

It’s not often that players from the GAA or the AFL get to represent their country and therein lies the beauty of the International Rules Series. Whilst the 2020 series return may have been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, Ireland and Australia have clashed on 20 occasions dating back to the first series in 1984. What we want to …

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Pundit Arena Daily Rugby Trivia Challenge – Day 13

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Welcome to day 13 of Pundit Arena’s daily rugby trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. Yesterday's proved tough so let's see how you get on with Tuesday's rugby trivia quiz. 👇https://t.co/18XIncifrh — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) May 19, 2020 …

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The Controversial 1986 International Rules Tour That Gripped The Nation

The International Rules series is a topic of conversation that divides Gaels across Ireland.  Since its inception in 1967, when All-Ireland champions, Meath, took on an Australian-select, the hybrid game has split opinions due to its robust nature and history of violent flashpoints. Australia’s 2006 tour of Ireland stands out as one year where the future of the games hung …

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Cheika Disappointed In Fijians Following Reece Hodge Citing

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Australia head coach Michael Cheika has said that the manner in which Fiji cited Reece Hodge following their clash at the weekend was not “in the spirit of the game”. The Australian winger has been cited for “an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in the 25th minute of Australia’s Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool D …

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Israel Folau Set To Make Shock Return To Rugby League In Tonga

Israel Folau

Former Australian Rugby Union star, Israel Folau is set to make a dramatic return to Rugby League, nine years after his switch.  Folau’s contract with Rugby Australia was terminated earlier this month following a high-level breach of the Players’ Code of Conduct. The 30-year-old shared a post on social media in which he said that “hell awaits” various groups including …

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High Tackle Framework Under Fire As Reece Hodge Escapes Punishment

Reece Hodge

World Rugby have come under fire for their initiative to clamp down on high tackles after an incident involving Reece Hodge went unpunished during Australia’s World Cup encounter with Fiji. The Australian winger’s shoulder made contact with Peceli Yato’s head in the 26th minute of the game while he also failed to use his arms in the tackle. The Fijian …

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Pocock To Captain Australia On Test Return Against Samoa

David Pocock

Australia legend David Pocock will make his first Test appearance in almost a year when he captains his side in their final World Cup warm-up game against Samoa this weekend. The 31-year-old hasn’t featured on the international scene since last November after suffering a series of calf, neck and concussion issues which limited him to only three rugby games this …

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